Bromley War Memorial

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Frederick Burlinson

1893 - 14/07/1917
CWGC Cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery
Other Memorials: St George's Church, Bickley

Place of birth: Sunderland, Durham
Last known address in Bromley: 46 Liddon Road

Military information

Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force
Battalion/Ship: 23rd Squadron
Rank: Air Mechanic 2nd Class
Number: 51128

Family information

Parents: William & Fanny Burlinson (nee Crew)
Parents' occupation: House painter
Siblings: Frances (d), William Stephen, Ann, Rosa, Jane, Emily, Richard, Joseph, Edward Embleton
Relatives on War Memorial: THURLING, W.R.
Wife: Alice Winifred Hayes Thurling
Marriage date: 04-07-1915

Census information

Address: 12 William Terrace, Sunderland
Address: 10 William Terrace, Sunderland
Address: RAMC
Occupation: Soldier

Extra details

Frederick was born in Sunderland, the 6th of William and Fanny Burlinson’s ten children. As a child he was a member of “The Sunderland Waifs’ Rescue Agency and Street Vendors’ Club” which helped to educate and find employment for poor/street children. It was probably through them that he joined the army.

He enlisted in the Royal Army Medical Corps on 20th August 1909 giving his age as 18½ when he was only 16. He was described as being 5ft 3ins tall; weighing 115lbs; having a fresh complexion; hazel eyes and brown hair. Frederick was transferred to the Reserve on 19th August 1912 and then mobilized on 5th August 1914.The above club received a letter from Frederick, when he was serving in France as a despatch carrier between cavalry and field ambulance, to say that he was doing well. On 16th November 1916 he transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. He died on 14th July 1917.

Frederick married Alice Winifred Hayes Thurling , in Bickley, on 4th July 1915. Alice’s uncle William Robert Thurling also died.

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